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We produce a range of artistic talent for the 21st Century

The Queensland College of Art is one of Australia's longest-running art and design colleges, as well as one of the most modern and respected. The Griffith Film School is the largest school of its kind in Australia. Studying at Griffith, you'll learn in world-class facilities from people who are already pushing the boundaries of visual and creative arts. You'll also develop the skills and confidence to practise your craft anywhere in the world.

Study visual and creative arts at Griffith

Become a cutting-edge creative in the field of your choice.

Hear from Professor Derrick Cherrie, Director of Queensland College of Art; Michael Zavros, award-winning QCA artist; Olivia Mathisen, who works in business development at architectural consulting practice Woods Bagot; Sara Irannejad, Doctor of Visual Arts student; Alicia Lane, Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) graduate and doctoral student; Fine Art Professor Pat Hoffie; and Bachelor of Design students Sheridan Tully and Jayden Howie.

Ignite your imagination

Wherever your creative passions lie, you'll develop them further at the Queensland College of Art. Choose from design, fine art, photography, digital media, and contemporary Australian Indigenous art. QCA also boasts Australia's largest film school, Griffith Film School, where you can study film and screen media production, animation and games design.

Learn and create in inspiring spaces

Study at the QCA's South Bank campus in the heart of Brisbane's cultural precinct or at the thriving arts community at the Gold Coast campus and enjoy access to world-class facilities, art galleries, exhibition spaces, studios and cutting-edge computer laboratories.

Take it from the top

QCA lecturers regularly hold exhibitions of their work and are represented on industry boards. This means you'll learn your craft from some of the country's leading artists and designers, and learn how to get your work into the public domain.

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Career opportunities

Our art and design degrees span a variety of careers. Depending on your degree and specialisation, you may find opportunities in film and TV, games development, advertising, theatre, industrial design, art galleries, media and education.

Student story

Matthew Schofield

Griffith visual arts graduate

Supervising storyboard director on The Simpsons

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Matthew Schofield - Griffith visual arts graduate

September 19, 2017

Fulbright fellow creates art for the digital age

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Key dates

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Monday 3 July — Saturday 14 October

Trimester 2

Our second trimester starts on Monday 3 July. Trimester 2 examinations run from Saturday 30 September to Saturday 14 October.

Monday 18 September — Friday 29 September

Q&A Sessions

Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover pathways to university.  Find out more.

Monday 30 October — Saturday 17 February

Trimester 3

Our third trimester starts on Monday 30 October. Trimester 3 examinations run from Saturday 10 to Saturday 17 February 2018.

Learn more about studying in Trimester 3.

Wednesday 15 November — Monday 25 September

Postgraduate Information Evening - South Bank

Join Griffith University for a postgraduate information evening and talk to our staff and students about how a postgraduate degree can help you achieve your career goals.

Wednesday 22 November — Monday 25 September

Postgraduate Information Evening - Gold Coast

Join Griffith University for a postgraduate information evening and talk to our staff and students about how a postgraduate degree can help you achieve your career goals.

Saturday 16 December — Friday 22 December

Know Your Options

Chat online with our expert study advisers after you have received your entry score, to discuss your study options. Find out about pathways, entry requirements and program options, plus what you can do if your score was higher or lower than expected.